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Aug 08 2012

Why I am a Feminist – Richard Carrier

I am a feminist because feminism is simply the belief that women should be treated as fairly as men, and there is no factual or rational reason to want the world to work any other way. I would be a feminist even if women all the world over were treated as fairly as men and …

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Aug 08 2012

Free Pussy Riot

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What a shame! Prosecutors have called for Pussy Riot members to be jailed for 3 years! A verdict is expected in coming days. Prosecutors have called for three members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot to be jailed for three years after arguing they had insulted all of Russian Orthodoxy and posed a danger …

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Aug 04 2012

Why I am a Feminist – Aron Ra

Warning: I’m about to voice my opinion on feminism and misogyny in the freethought community. Get out while you can. I know I should keep my mouth shut like I have done for the whole last year, but I’ve I decided not to take my own advice anymore. When I was a little boy, (we’re …

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Aug 04 2012

Why I am a Feminist – Physioprof

While I leave it up to others to decide whether they consider me a feminist, it is the incontrovertible evidence of institutionalized misogyny I see with my own eyes every day that convinces me oppression of women is a global human rights emergency.

Aug 04 2012

Why I am a Feminist – Eva

‘Growing up in Lithuania, I was completely oblivious to feminism. I had no idea something like that existed, and I was blind to the fact that I lived in an extremely misogynistic country. It all changed somewhere around four years ago, not with a direct encounter with feminism, but with a website called TV Tropes. …

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Aug 03 2012

Why I am a Feminist – Rita Banerji

“Why are you a Feminist?” is actually not a question. It is a defense that some women are now having to make to a majority of women world-wide. A majority which thinks that now that women have the vote (even if not in all countries yet) and can apply to most jobs (even if not …

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Aug 03 2012

‘Islamism kills generation’. Protest against Olympic Committee for allowing Islamism in Olympics.

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We demand justice for women in Olympics. Feminists have been demanding justice for women. But it seems no one likes to listen to them. Why does everybody forget the Olympic principles? • Universal fundamental ethical principles, such as: ‘Any form of discrimination [including gender discrimination] is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic Movement’ (Principle 5) …

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Aug 02 2012

Why I am a Feminist – Skeptifem

‘My feminism really began after reading The Beauty Myth, by Naomi Wolf. The book is far from revolutionary by my standards now, but when I read it my world was changed forever. This was years after I had been involved in skepticism, and years after becoming an atheist, just barely into my twenties. The difficult …

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Jul 31 2012

A big celebration of patriarchal tradition

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Yes, it happens in the Indian subcontinent every year. It is a big patriarchal festival celebrated by Hindus. Men and women of all ages, of all classes and of all castes celebrate Raksha Bandhan or the bond of protection. On this auspicious day, sisters tie a silk thread called Rakhi on their brothers’ wrists and pray …

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Jul 28 2012

Both burqas and sexualized ads are ugly

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Both burqas and sexualized ads or sexual objectification dehumanize women or reduce women to mere sexual objects. The purpose of the burqa is to erase the individual, women are sexual objects, men get sexually aroused whenever they see women, so for the sake of men women must have their bodies covered. The purpose of the …

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